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  • v. To change the flightpath of a craft or weapon in order that there is less chance of an accidental collision.
  • v. To resolve contradictory conclusions or responses to queries in a rule-based or deductive reasoning system.
  • v. To alter (something) to avoid conflicting with something else


From de- + conflict. (Wiktionary)



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  • deconflict, v.

    The Guardian, 1 October 2015:

    A day after the Pentagon announced that Carter was establishing a communications channel with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoygu, to “deconflict” any overlapping airstrikes, Russian officials told US diplomats in Baghdad that the Americans should avoid Syrian airspace during a Russian operation of uncertain duration. US officials rejected the demand.

    October 2, 2015